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says he heard him say get ready to commit their freedom. hey guys welcome michel ancel on the obama show we've heard what our guests have to say on the topic now i want to hear from audience says go on to you tube to video respond or to twitter for part of the question that we've posted on you tube every monday and on thursday the show long response is going to leave playboy the hook. for. seventy five.
you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so silly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything is ok and you don't have time for the big. hearted time for tonight's tool time award and it goes to the man called the toughest sheriff in america joe arpaio is the sheriff in maricopa county arizona which includes the city of phoenix and if you aren't familiar with share of jail he's a tough talking take no prisoners kind of man he's a hard line republican and
a tea party favorite but is ridiculous rhetoric on immigration and human trafficking issues has made a media start here's a clip of the attention that sheriff joe seems to crave they do not like me stop the illegal aliens on the streets in force in the laws they don't like that they don't like it or they don't like it because stopping people on the streets because they look hispanic is racial profiling that's what they say but we don't do that they were just calling you a racist what's your reaction to this they can't do anything else or that's the word you use but they follow me everywhere i'm only doing my job and that is to do what share of the laws to do what is to force all the laws they ever see because she signed it tells everybody you always have room i don't lock the doors because we're overcrowded i don't let people i'll leave because we're older crowd and so
maybe that's why we have a lot of people that you know where they belong and you know i don't come up with excuses as to why you should not put in jail. now the sheriff is also famous for making all the inmates in his jail wear pink underwear because he says the inmates hate the color and some of his inmates also live in tent cities but it turns out that the toughest sheriff in america should probably leave some of the residents in arizona alone maybe instead investigate his own department deputy and to jail workers were arrested this week in a crime swap sweep and guess what this three employees who work for sheriff joe are accused of human trafficking and dealing drugs and one way that arrested is eight months pregnant with a phoenix based drug cartel members child so that means that three workers inside his own department were tipping off drug dealers and people smuggling immigrants into the state about planned police activity to see the irony here the man has made a living out of racial profiling immigrants busting drug dealers and have three
people inside his own department working to help undocumented immigrants and drugs come into arizona so i'm betting of the toughest sheriff in america has a bit of a bruised ego today how can he cleaned up very close encounter when he can't even keep criminals out of his own sheriff's department and that's why maricopa county sheriff joe arpaio is rights to old timer. now fifty years ago a speech by president presidential have k. inspired the united states to become unified to take a giant leap together for the betterment of mankind fast forward to today where it's difficult going any evidence of the unity that kennedy one spoke of so where is the america needs to tackle the biggest challenges artie's lauren lyster has the story. of. a mission accomplished for the united states. that hatched from
a plan that began. eight years earlier i believe. it would. even though for the work. of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to europe a call from a u.s. president became fifty years ago to this very day a speech asking congress to invest and training fantasy into reality it came in the wake of the cold war in reaction to the soviet union success sending a cosmonaut into orbit it reminded the us what making nine hundred fifty seven of the stakes in the space race that inspired nasa an increase in u.s. spending on scientific research and education and a legacy channeled by leaders in modern day half a century ago when the soviets beat us into space with the launch of the satellite called sputnik we have no idea how we would beat them to the moon and now the u.s.
is faced with a new enemy of economic decline marked by rampant long term high unemployment in industries drying up are being shipped overseas the country is looking for a plan to make one giant leap forward this is our generation's sputnik moment but looking at the current debate in congress over cutting spending a bipartisan bickering over the budget leaders seem to have no agreement over how to get the country back on track and more defense spending is out of the nation's discretionary spending the country's defense and its wars do not rally the unity that they once did as seen back on this date. nine forty one the bombing of pearl harbor. according to then president franklin roosevelt a date that launched f.d.r.'s calls for production of hundreds of thousands each of planes tanks and guns over a few years to fight the war factories were converted and the nation got the job
done well. and we have. a sight unseen in response to today's challenges i think that right now. the country is in a state of paralysis and we keep saying somebody else is going to step up and do it the people who are coming in to build things are the japanese and the germans over the decades the challenges may change but the country has always faced new ones these are extraordinary times and we an extraordinary challenge the question fifty years after kennedy said those words is if the country can still rise to meet them . right there in lister r.t. washington d.c. . when it comes to addressing unemployment a crumbling infrastructure the need for drastic reform of immigration the need to acknowledge the climate change exists our country does seem stuck are constantly
being made to believe that it's a way to polarize that washington is broken that nothing can possibly be agreed upon nothing that is except for endless war and an ever expanding surveillance state last week we told you that harry reid and john boehner come to an agreement to extend three provisions of the patriot act for four more years with quote as little debates as possible so now it's been left up to a few lonely senators like rand paul to remind us but that's crazy. none of the government that looks at our visa bill do want to government that looks at all of our records and is finding out what our reading habits are one of the provisions applies to library records if you really want the government to go and find out what you're reading at the library we now have a president wanting to know where you've contributed before you do work for the government and we really want that kind of all incumbents in government and he's looking at every record from top to bottom and invading our privacy. i fortunately
harry reid has enough maneuvers that around paul's ranch won't matter when it comes down to the vote so the biggest question here is when did protecting the fourth amendment they come out fringe idea now only a lonely. to discuss this with me is matt welch editor in chief of reason magazine matt thanks so much for being here tonight now are you with me here branded this suddenly become a free movement that only the crazy tea party senator is like rand paul or maybe one lonely democrat are actually standing up for this i think in the seventy's and eighty's basically it's part of the war on crime and specifically the drug war which has been really with us it's around one hundred seventy scrape backlash where you know we're going to be against these unelected judges and we're going to be tough on crime and it was a bipartisan thing democrats bill clinton most famously realize this is a great way to convince republicans moderates and independents that we're tough to so it's been a bipartisan assault just
a unprecedented assault on the fourth amendment since then and now we've got to this those states now we have a war on terror that just added on to the right war on crime and as i'm sure you've reported here before you know the patriot act wasn't created on september twelfth i've been working on provisions for that for a long time there's a lot of wish lists in there and this is been a gradual process that's been happening a lot of civil libertarians anthony lewis hunter s. thompson identify books like that as being the absolute worst president at least until the ones that followed him on. infringements on the fourth amendment and so we live in a time now were people like rand paul are treated literally as lunatics that's a quote from matthew yglesias sort of mainstream lefty augur and also on the right as a guy who's basically analogous to lyndon la rouche david frum called him that and all he's doing is talking literally about the fourth amendment and privacy in ways that should be familiar to every american's ears not just on the right of the up well the thing is to you know you mentioned that this is
a bipartisan push but i remember during the bush administration there are a lot of angry democrats about this that would say that this is a this is a complete you know this is a tyrant that's running our country if he thinks that we need provisions within the patriot act we need the patriot act as a whole and then suddenly now they're all on board seven lee harry reid doesn't even want any did bates' over this however kind of democracy is that when you just say hey start the debate it's too much and the at that's what happens when you allow people who have strongly held beliefs of a allow themselves to be folded within the democratic party they agree i think mistake tactically the anti-war left and the civil libertarian the left was to allow themselves to be co-opted howard dean literally co-opted as the chairman of the democratic party and since then they all got funneled through vote for obama in the part about election and now where they go they're not the ones out on the streets mentioning about it's only by the way the war in libya right now is technically and literally illegal there's no there there anymore so it's only
a small core of people who are going green walls of the world who actually do care about civil liberties to a degree that doesn't really depend on partisan politics and it's depressing and a lot of it cost you the well you can live fairly in there. you actually deserve some credit on this i mean there is a great marginalization process that happens in this country that bipartisan consensus which does all kinds of horrible stuff to all of us constantly forever wants to to to be to call rand paul anyone who's out there and one predicts. well anyway they want to call the fringe of conspiracy are marginal in some ways and which is a reason why we need to always invite marginalized voices on today that's because in many times they're the ones who are actually caring about principle as opposed to a partisan tactical and also that if we're saying that these people aren't invited on to their base the average americans don't even know this is happening then who else is to blame you can say that it is the mainstream media and is that because talking about the patriot act in the lone wolf provisions and roving wiretaps is
that just is not sexy is it too complicated to get into all the time part of this is what it would be like to call existence by whatever exists right now we think is normal by default and so whenever you talk about changing it changing the drug war legalizing marijuana oh my god people who have smoked marijuana their whole lives and always known people who smoke marijuana their whole lives will suddenly say that it's fundamentally on serious position to be in because they know the status quo they are comfortable politicians they have dinner and breakfast and discussions about serious issues with these people and so what you're part of that kind of establishment any thing that's on the outside seems fundamentally on serious even though even if it completely tracks with your logic and your human experience. why are americans making this so easy for politicians i mean you know you think about the things that could get you kicked out of your seat if you say the wrong thing about gay marriage you say the wrong thing about abortion you say the wrong thing about israel and boom there goes your office but please take my civil liberties
away i just don't understand it's a nice it's an easy to demagogue demagogue issue it's the flight or for fight risk when you think that some bad guys going to kill you or kill your loved ones you are are going to be willing to demagogue in that moment is why it's always been us my share of george who's much more of a parisian despicable character than anyone i think of the tea party is going to cop out he's not originally from that world that's why they are able to get elected and be perpetuated however there is a silver lining here which is that when people gather around. they swarm around the issue and we see this with medical marijuana that is a citizen driven issue i mean they have to basically voted in in fourteen fifteen states now despite incredible pressure from friends owing something and this is something that's already in of the constitution which is why i just can't understand we don't see more citizens gathering around it i want to thank you very much for joining us right. now still to come on tonight's show american express says that they're suspending it payments to medical marijuana facilities are going
to ask am i for my thinking forced into this decision by the facts of war or not in a moment and then stick around for happy hour a left wing radio host called a right wing talker a floods and a texas lawmakers want to stop the t.s.a. groping at the airport the federal government plans to ban all flights into the states if that bill is passed without a lot of coverage of it. let's not forget that we had in the fourth quarter. i think. the one well. we have to go through the safe get ready because we're going to freedom.
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you guys welcome to shelley tell me alone a show we've heard our guests have to say on the topic now we want to hear our audience just go on to you tube the video on our twitter first part of the question that we've posted on you tube every monday and on thursday the show longer sponsors we let your voice be heard. medical marijuana users better pay attention because one credit card company is no longer going to help with your purchases it turns out that american express sends out notices to their customers that starting at the end of april the company would decline any medical marijuana purchases made with their credit card and why well chalk it up to the obvious reason but it's still better early illegal a spokesperson for the credit card company says the its their policy to follow federal laws they are the first and as of now the only company to make
a move like this turning their back on an industry that's currently worth two billion dollars a year not to mention this interesting industry is illegal in fifteen states across the u.s. and it's been legal for the past fifteen years and some of those states so the only other reason that some people are speculating here is to blame for amex bowing out is the high number of fraudulent charges for pot from stolen credit cards that again charges can be made for any number of items so why is the company. certainly all about following federal laws now let's take a moment your mind you about another incident where credit card companies stopped accepting payments when the wiki leaks scandal first took off we thought of companies visa mastercard even pay pal suspend all payments and donations to the with the going website and in this case they were asked to do so by the u.s. government after an embarrassing release of diplomatic cables and julian signed it made a statement i think speaks volumes he said we now know that visa master card pay
pal and others are instruments of u.s. foreign policy as something something we did not know before now sergeant comment pointed out the fact that private corporations were asked to do the government's bidding stepping in on behalf of the government to seize any financial support for an organization that isn't popular so dare we compare the wiki leaks credit card suspension to american express ceasing all medical marijuana payments be sure they haven't come out and specifically said they're doing this of the urge of the government but i think we all know the feds have engaged in a battle with the states that have legalized wheat otherwise why would they even siding with the feds even though medicinal marijuana is illegal since one thousand nine hundred six in california when they passed the compassionate use act now gooden be far fetched to assume of this is yet another example of the feds calling on corporations to help them do their bidding so like i said we don't yet know all of the details but something tells me we're going to be right on this one.
ok it's time for a happy hour on a wednesday and joining me tonight is r t producer jenny churchill and matt welch stuck around editor in chief of reason that is the right guys thanks for joining me i'm so sick of talking about. the but just more and more ridiculous stuff starts coming up and this actually caused quite a ruckus in our editorial meeting at our team this morning a big moral debate over the fact that he still gets to keep his pension want to know how let's take a look at this clip. let me walk you through what they are now saying dominic strauss kahn will get there saying that he will get a one time payout for his severance of slightly more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars will also be eligible for the annual staff pension that's the pension that everybody gets and on top of that they say he will not be eligible for
sixty to seventy percent of his annual salary on an ongoing basis in future years. and what do you think i mean business is business right so perhaps what you do in your personal life shouldn't affect whatever was in your contract and it's understandable that he still hasn't been convicted of anything this is all still alleged but at the same time if you're the chief of the i am that you you know how a little problem with wanting to heal up and try to sexually assault women should you still get the payout and all of that especially when you have europe like teetering on the brink of the edge i just feel like we're all a little trigger happy here i don't know why we're having this discussion he has not been you know well he hasn't been convicted of raping anyone yet you know he's not guilty yet so why are we making judgments oh you're going to pay this rate this this much money we don't know that these are great it's you know that's that's what people do. which is a good thing altogether i know i mean the question is more of just why are we
paying out this much in pensions anyways actually who's the boss who gets to make but who gets to do that i. mean is it just depends on how you guys who are raising the guys from the world bank it's decide how much money. there and i think you know and i think you know i know but i mean we're clearly on the hook for so much in terms of pensions in this country and i've every level of government and lord knows what it's like i mean the the typical thing as we saw in the report is that you get sixty to seventy percent of your salary every year forever if you are in the position that i am not and how many tens of millions of dollars are we paying out to pensions for people who do work but i think. the real issue here isn't just the pension it's that we're paying these people that much money at all they're getting a percentage of their salary which is out of control well that's the part we really need to analyze it's not government workers are really ripping everyone off because they have such that that pensions it's people like dominic's transcona that happen to be at the very top of that have these gigantic pensions and i think of that we
need to make that distinction there but let's move on to our next story which is you know you're saying this guy has new been convicted of anything but their egos it's the perp walk it's what you see if you see them being paraded in handcuffs and speaking of that there is now a daughter of an indian diplomat that was paraded in handcuffs and she's actually suing it because she had to be here to be in jail and she had to pee in front of a couple other people because she got. accused of cyber bullying what is cyber bullying i think am i wrong i thought that she was cyber bullying teacher it was that it was a teacher ok it turns out that she didn't actually see any of the threatening once again she didn't do any of that's what i find so remarkable about this isn't a fact that she's being poor little rich girl oh i had here in front of people it's that the person who was actually responsible charges were never practiced they found out it was someone else and they know who it is and they never pressed charges so it was
a big enough deal to parade this girl through the school in handcuffs and arrest her for twenty eight hours but it's not going to press charges against him why are we are walking high school. some level i mean. who's written two of the worst columns in any language in the last couple of you don't even get me out of. the one point that he might have if he was intelligent enough to make it and he's not is that perp walks are have no choice in their ways and so if he had any kind of consistency he would say yes perp walks or eighteen year old students are not as privileged backgrounds as not addressed or equally if not more terrible. the perp walks for my super famous friends who have already agreed agreed let's move on because this question is really just to show let's you know i think you've noxious and now he's calling out somebody else that is really of notches take a look as you know obama is going to be visiting joplin missouri on sunday but you know we're talking about like this right wing slut what's your name laura ingram.
issues of talks like. his right wing still let laura. i mean. the worst single thing about that comment is that we had to think even for a second about. sex in the same sentence. as i did he said till you brought it up and he regularly actually i was totally on like laura ingram not even talented and i was a little confused like i think it is i thought that we were in racing the word slight as a good pig with these slut walks and stuff i think you meant it as a compliment you know what i'm really when i talk to people on the phone i'm like oh i work this girl down and she's a left wing slut and i mean in the best possible lack thank you very much thank you terry that gets you know now you know when people come on the show. ok last one i find this just really obnoxious the sex is upset about the t.s.a. groping touching feeling driving people and so there are legislature passed
a bill that essentially makes that illegal to do and now the t.s.a. is trying to fight back as they find it was just to clear all of texas and overfly though essentially canceling all flights in and out of texas i think it passed in the house in the backyard and i apologize but no i mean i personally the type of person who thinks that there has to be some type of security and it honestly i'm not sure that townsend body scanners are the best way to do it however i think that if everyone who complained all day long about them spent some time trying to find the actual answers maybe we would be a little safer on airplanes that's just not that well i mean the no fly zone no fly zone in britain a part of the federal government has been doing this since ronald reagan and highway system back in the one nine hundred eighty s. but ministrations been worse if anything is pressuring states to comply with federal medical marijuana where they're pressuring states not to come up with things and you see this you clearing
a state and know why you would you have to. this is not just a texas issue people from other states traveling into texas. going through and sort of fix the entire country but next thing you know you know rick perry's going to be locked up in his compound they're going to do to save the civilians in taxes get him out i want to know the conflict that he would have seen out of california with the cost problem i mean because the administration is threatening to arrest anyone who complied with the newly legalized marijuana that there is going to be a conflict between the federal government in the states sometime in the next couple of years and i can't wait so long but it already is california exact is whoever whoever succeeds first i got to wrap it up as a thank you for joining me tonight that's a pretty nice show thanks for joining in make sure you come back tomorrow for the prices around the world are still skyrocketing we've already seen the effects of the middle east so what is the reality of the killer politics of the people left or are brown president of the earth policy institute in the meantime don't forget to become a fan of the lower show on facebook and follow us on twitter if you missed any of
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